It’s time #EqualityForward #GetInvolved #ItsOnUs
FACT: One of the survivors of the Orlando shooting could be fired from their job or kicked out of their apartment simply for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Throughout most of Florida, it is legal to fire someone or deny them access to housing or public accommodations because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).
But it’s not just Florida. In 33 states across the country, hardworking Americans can be fired from their jobs or denied housing simply because of who they are or who they love. While in many places it is illegal to discriminate in employment, housing and public accommodations based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or marital status, the LGBT community is currently left out of nationwide and many statewide non-discrimination protections.
At the federal level, the Equality Act would establish explicit, permanent protections against discrimination based on an individual’s sexual orientation…
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